Match Over - Kolkata Knight Riders won by 4 wickets + Match Details

Match Details

  • Toss: Kolkata Knight Riders, who chose to bat
  • Venue: Eden Gardens, Kolkata
  • Referee: V Narayan Kutty
  • When: 08 Apr 2018, 16:30 SAST
  • Winner: Kolkata Knight Riders
  • Man of the Match: SP Narine


  • Umpire1: C Shamshuddin
  • Umpire2: A Deshmukh
  • Third Umpire: S Ravi



Overs: 18.5 / 20.0

Kolkata Knight Riders



Overs: 20.0 / 20.0

Royal Challengers Bangalore

11.38pm Clinical from Kolkata Knight Riders. They first kept RCB to a total that was about 10 runs below par, then they came out and aced their chase, led by Sunil Narine's stunning fifty, the joint fourth-fastest in IPL history. There were cameos right through that innings, Dinesh Karthik and Nitish Rana made nice contributions to carry KKR home on a favourable chasing ground.

RCB have not started very well, their bowlers were taken apart by KKR's batsmen right through. They'll find a way to fight back soon.

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Presentation time.

Sunil Narine is the Man of the Match: "It's good to get the ball rolling right away. I wouldn't see myself as an opening batsman. That's the role I get to play, if I get out the first ball, it's okay."

Dinesh Karthik: "Good to get off to a good start. If AB and Kohli went till the end, it would have been tough, but we got lucky. We all play for the crowd. Love to play for a team like this and a crowd like this."

Virat Kohli: "We were 15 short with the bat, myself included. I played too many dot balls. Me and AB getting out in two balls to a part-timer was game changing as well. We made a good game out of it. Quite a few positives. Difficult for the spinners to bowl on."

18.5K Khejroliya to R Vinay Kumar, BOUNDARY, 4 runs, Vinay Kumar finishes the match with a swat through mid-on to put Kolkata Knight Riders on the board, toppling RCB with a four-wicket win at the Eden Gardens. .
18.4K Khejroliya to KD Karthik, 1 run, a short slower ball down leg, helped along to fine leg.
18.3K Khejroliya to R Vinay Kumar, 1 run, back of a length down leg, clipped to square leg for a run.
18.3K Khejroliya to R Vinay Kumar, WIDE, 1 run, 133 kph, short down leg, that's wide. Waaaaay over the batsman's head. Shouldn't that have been a no-ball?.
18.2K Khejroliya to KD Karthik, 1 run, that's the first bouncer of the over, or should be! On middle and leg, pulled down to fine leg for a run..
18.1K Khejroliya to R Vinay Kumar, 1 run, short and wide outside off, carved away to deep cover. Sundar runs in, and juggles the catch but puts it down. That should have been taken.
End of over 18. 6 runs this over. 168/6 after 107 balls.
KD Karthik 33 (26b 4x4 0x6 ) CR Woakes 4-0-36-3
R Vinay Kumar 0 (0b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 17. 9 runs this over. 156/5 after 101 balls.
AD Russell 9 (7b 2x4 0x6 ) UT Yadav 4-0-21-2
KD Karthik 28 (24b 3x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 16. 5 runs this over. 146/5 after 95 balls.
AD Russell 0 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) CR Woakes 3-0-29-2
KD Karthik 28 (24b 3x4 0x6 ) more


Anyway, here's Dre Russ

End of over 15. 10 runs this over. 141/4 after 90 balls.
RK Singh 2 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) Washington Sundar 4-0-48-1
KD Karthik 28 (24b 3x4 0x6 ) more

37 now to win off 30 balls

End of over 14. 12 runs this over. 131/3 after 84 balls.
KD Karthik 26 (22b 3x4 0x6 ) YS Chahal 3-0-29-0
N Rana 28 (23b 2x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 13. 5 runs this over. 117/3 after 76 balls.
KD Karthik 13 (15b 1x4 0x6 ) K Khejroliya 2-0-23-0
N Rana 27 (22b 2x4 1x6 ) more

Harsha : "RCB has selected some good players this auction but this is bad team selection for the match, A bowler less IMO"

End of over 12. 5 runs this over. 112/3 after 71 balls.
KD Karthik 12 (13b 1x4 0x6 ) YS Chahal 2-0-17-0
N Rana 26 (19b 2x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 11. 9 runs this over. 107/3 after 66 balls.
KD Karthik 11 (10b 1x4 0x6 ) Washington Sundar 3-0-38-0
N Rana 23 (17b 2x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 10. 6 runs this over. 98/3 after 60 balls.
N Rana 20 (14b 2x4 1x6 ) UT Yadav 3-0-12-2
KD Karthik 5 (7b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 9. 5 runs this over. 90/3 after 53 balls.
KD Karthik 2 (5b 0x4 0x6 ) K Khejroliya 2-0-17-0
N Rana 15 (9b 1x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 8. 4 runs this over. 85/3 after 48 balls.
KD Karthik 1 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) UT Yadav 2-0-6-2
N Rana 13 (7b 1x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 7. 13 runs this over. 81/2 after 42 balls.
RV Uthappa 12 (10b 0x4 1x6 ) K Khejroliya 1-0-13-0
N Rana 11 (5b 1x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 6. 2 runs this over. 67/2 after 35 balls.
RV Uthappa 9 (6b 0x4 1x6 ) UT Yadav 1-0-1-1
N Rana 0 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) more


End of over 5. 18 runs this over. 64/1 after 29 balls.
SP Narine 49 (16b 4x4 5x6 ) Washington Sundar 2-0-28-0
RV Uthappa 9 (5b 0x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 4. 20 runs this over. 46/1 after 24 balls.
SP Narine 33 (12b 3x4 3x6 ) CR Woakes 2-0-24-1
RV Uthappa 8 (4b 0x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 3. 10 runs this over. 26/1 after 18 balls.
RV Uthappa 8 (4b 0x4 1x6 ) Washington Sundar 1-0-10-0
SP Narine 13 (6b 1x4 1x6 ) more

Robin Uthappa has had a terrific T20 career after the start of 2017. In 17 matches, he has scored six fifty-plus scores at a strike-rate of 157

End of over 2. 4 runs this over. 16/1 after 12 balls.
SP Narine 11 (4b 1x4 1x6 ) CR Woakes 1-0-4-1
RV Uthappa 0 (0b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Anshul: "Why wasn't Russell utilised more? Only two overs for him. He could have bowled the last over or 19th."

Dhaval : "If WI plays their full-strength team, Narine is a serious threat to Gayle and Lewis. He's made this position his own for KKR. "

Sunil Narine's career strike-rate against RCB is over 250!

End of over 1. 12 runs this over. 12/0 after 6 balls.
CA Lynn 1 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) YS Chahal 1-0-12-0
SP Narine 11 (3b 1x4 1x6 ) more
SP NarineB UT Yadav501945263.16
CA LynnC AB de Villiers B CR Woakes581062.5
RV UthappaC BB McCullum B UT Yadav131201108.33
N RanaLBW Washington Sundar342522136
KD Karthiknot out 352940120.69
RK SinghC Q de Kock B CR Woakes6610100
AD RussellC AB de Villiers B CR Woakes151121136.36
R Vinay Kumarnot out 6310200
PP Chawla -
MG Johnson -
Kuldeep Yadav -
Total 177/6
YS Chahal3.002909.67
CR Woakes4.003639
Washington Sundar4.0048112
UT Yadav4.002726.75
K Khejroliya3.503408.87